Hi there. I’m back with another thought from my life (yes, they do seem to be few and far between).
Anyway, I get asked a lot of awkward questions but one always stands out. It’s not “What do I do for a job?” or even “Who do I work for?”. Nope, its “Where are you from?”. Sounds simple right, well what’s the answer? Here’s the possibilities:
A. The place I was born – Time since I lived there: about 22 years
B. The place where I grew up (and where my parents still live) – Time since I lived there: about 6 years (although on and off since)
C. The place where I went to university and where I’ve probably matured(?) the most – Time since I lived there: about 2 years
D. The place where I lived before my current job – Time since I lived there: about 6 months
E. Just around the corner – Time since I lived there: about 2 hours
But surely that’s not what they want to know.
So what is the answer? Does it actually even matter?
I don’t know, but today I got asked if I had gone home at the weekend. Don’t get me started.
One reply on “That awkward question”
You should try living in America for a while. I’m sure I get it way more often than you (just about every time I meet someone new). My default answer is Britain. You could try that.